Vintage Sterling Silver Heavy Native American Navajo Bracelet By Chester Nez For Sale
Features: This is a very nice older vintage (retro era 1940's up to 1950's c) super heavysolid bracelet for small to medium small size woman's wrist. Made of sterling silver. It's highly collectible. Beautifully Native American Indian handcrafted made by renowned jewelry artist and silversmith Chester Mezof the Navajo tribe (active during the retro era 1940's to rare , due to it's of 'old pawn', an earlier design by this artist. Has very impressive smith in an eye catchingunique modernist retro design. Although,appears as a cuff design, due to opening, it's actually a bangle withopening gap. Fastening is easy. You enter from side of wrist (rather thanentering fromthe top of wrist) and turn with bracelet facing the appropriate position .Bracelet's very super heavy . Weighs:78.4 grams . It was very well kept and in excellent condition. sale starting price is very reasonbly low, especially from this well sought out earlier pioneer Navajo jewelry artist.
Fitting and Measurements: Looks fine with having some loose appeal to it. Will fit best from a size 5 3/4 inch wrist up to a size 61/2 inch wrist (and for up to size *7 inch wrist, please READ "Adjustable Fitting Info" ). Inner circumference isNOT entirely relevant to estimated fittingsize range due to inner isoval (havingwider diameter). Itsinner diameter is what's most relevant to fitting range. Inner circumference (including inner gap) is a little over 6 1/2 inches with inner diameter of 2 1/4 inch , whereby, it will fitbest between the sizes I mentioned. Width (as in height) is a little over 1 inch (as in about 1.1 inches). Has massive depth of up to about 2/3 inch, tapering to 1/2 inch, 1/3 inch , 1/4 inch to 1/10th inch at tail ends.
** Adjustable Fitting Info:Although, as a guy of below average strength, too solid for me to adjust , however, for little cost, yourlocal bench work jeweler should be able tostretch up to a size7 inch wrist . Akind jeweler, may not charge or charge very little, due to stretching issuch a quick and easy task. Although, I'm a jeweler, I'm retired, lacking much ofthe appropriate accessories to resize.
Hallmark, Marks, and Authencity: As shown in 6th photo, has his earlier bold letter upright marks "STERLING with his mark of C/J" (PRE-dating his J/C mark between arrow).Chester Nez's exact mark can be authenticated on p.246 (in 2nd pictorial) of research book arthor Bille Hougart's "Little Book of Marks on Southwestern Silver" . Author also listmaker of the "retro" era and from the Navajo tribe, of course.
Would make a great gift. Or, own it yourself and invest in thisimpressive collectible braceletand appreciate the compliments you'll get as itsantiquityvalue and silver value continues to increase even more so over time.
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Vintage Sterling Silver Heavy Native American Navajo Bracelet By Chester Nez: $197